When Girl Scout leader Jill Galus, KB1SWV, was planning a “Thinking Day” activity last fall, she learned about Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA). The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides designates February 22 as Thinking Day — to commemorate the birth of both Scouting founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave, the first Chief Guide. On Thinking Day Girl Scouts and Guides to reflect upon the international nature of their movement. Akin to the Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), Thinking Day on the Air is a global activity aimed at encouraging Girl Scouts and Guides to make friends via Amateur Radio. Both events were conceived by Les Mitchell, G3BHK (SK). Galus asked her dad, Skip Youngberg, K1NKR, if he and the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club he belongs to would be willing to support a TDOTA station this year for her troop in Raymond, New Hampshire.
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